Artist Opportunities

Organizations may submit a call for art to be listed on this page.

To be featured, please send pertinent information including name of opportunity, important dates, image, and website with more information to Melissa Kuscin at mkuscin@artscouncilofprinceton.org.

artist opportunities

Beyond Pink is a signature YWCA Princeton event that celebrates and commemorates local breast cancer survivors and community members of our Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC). Many of the pieces featured in our annual gallery are created through the BCRC’s Healing Arts Program, while others are contributed by local artists who have been inspired by survivors. Proceeds from the art show help keep the BCRC’s support services at minimal or no cost to those in need.

The 2022 Beyond Pink Art Show will be held in-person at the Princeton MarketFair on October 6th. 

The following are the details around art submission:

·       We accept art in all types/media forms: Paintings, prints, photography, sculptures, embroidery, tapestry, quilting, appliqué, patchwork, couture techniques, pottery, poetry, lyrics…you create it, we welcome it!

·       Due to space limitations, we will only accept 2 art entries per artist.

·       Submitted art must be framed or ‘hang-able’. Sculptures or other art forms must come ready to be displayed/hung.

·       We welcome art created by a breast cancer survivor/family/friend, inspired by breast cancer or a survivor, or in memory of a breast cancer survivor(s). You do not have to be a breast cancer survivor to participate!

·       Artists from all levels are welcome!

·       Submissions will be reviewed by the Art Show Committee. Submission does not guarantee display.

·       Accepted artwork must be dropped off at the YWCA Princeton by September 9th! NO EXCEPTIONS!

·       Accepted artwork may also be selected to be featured on our 2022 Beyond Pink ‘swag’ items. If your art is selected as a potential consideration, you will be notified and informed by a BPAS committee member for your approval. 

·       On the submission form, there is a section about pricing your artwork and a % donation to the BCRC. You can choose to sell your artwork and donate all or a portion of the proceeds back to the BCRC. We do not charge artists to enter the show, however, we do ask that if your piece sells that you consider making a donation to help us continue to provide our services at no cost to local women and their families facing a breast cancer diagnosis.

A member of the Beyond Pink Art Show Committee will contact you once your art is accepted and will arrange a date and time for you to drop off your art piece(s). Again, all art must be dropped off by September 9th – NO EXCEPTIONS AND NO LATE ENTRIES.

Our entry form is online again this year, you can find it CLICK HERE.

The International Sculpture Center Innovator Award was established to recognize the creative innovation of individuals, organizations, or collectives who develop new ideas and work to improve and/or expand the field of contemporary sculpture. The recipient of this award demonstrates a commitment to their community and effects social change through their work. 
 
Deadline to submit: August 8, 2022
More information/link to application here.

The 2022 New Jersey Water Color Society
80th Online Annual Open Juried Exhibition
October 14 – November 14


Entries will be accepted only through the Online Entry Form.

Entries Due: Sept 24
Acceptance Notification: Oct 9
Zoom Reception/Awards: Oct 21, 7pm

Eligible Works:
The exhibition is open to residents of New Jersey, 18 years or older and out of state Elected Members. We accept paintings done in water media (including acrylic), collage (created with handmade water media on paper/yupo by the artist) framed under glass or plexiglass. We do not accept paintings previously shown in any NJWCS exhibition, copies, prints, classwork orworkshop creations, computer generated, water-soluble oils, varnished, woven or dimensional build-up of textural materials and nude paintings. A list of accepted artists and titles will be posted on www.NJWCS.org and the NJWCS Facebook page on Oct 9.

Digital Entries Only:
We recommend you prepare your images first before filling out the Online Entry Form below. JPEGs should be of the image only, no mats, frames or extraneous backgrounds and correctly oriented, horizontal or vertical. All entries must be in JPEG format, RGB, 1200 pixels on the longest dimension, 300dpi and file size not to exceed 3 MB.
Name your JPEG file:
Last Name_ First Name_ Title_Size_Price.jpg
For example: Doe_Jane_Summer Scene_16x20_1 ,200.jpg
You may submit one or two images, but only one may be selected for the exhibition. If you are entering two images, both entries must be submitted at the same time, using the same entry form. Be sure to include a sale price or mark NFS if not for sale.
For help please contact Mike 732-291-8053 or mike@mikescherfen.com.

Entry Fees:
For Elected and Associate Members (with 2022 dues paid): $30 for 1 entry, $40 for 2 entries: For Non-Members: $40 for 1 entry, $50 for 2 entries. Payment may be made online (preferred) using a credit card or a PayPal account in conjunction with online registration. You do not have to be a PayPal member to use this service.

If paying by check, please complete the online Entry Form.
Email your jpeg images to mike@mikescherfen.com. Do not click the “Submit” button. Click on the “Print” button and print out the entry form and mail it with your check made out to NJWCS, Inc. to:
Joe Ziegler, 906 Lincoln Road Mullica Hill NJ 08062.

Selection Juror: Ric Dentinger www.dentingerfineart.com
Ric has been painting and illustrating professionally for over 20 years
while successfully balancing a career as an art director and managing his own design shop. Born in La Rochelle France, Ric was raised in a military family that moved throughout Europe, finally settling in San Antonio, Texas. Showing a love for art at an early age, painting and drawing has been a part of his life as long as he can remember. Although talented in various mediums, Ric excels in watercolor. His love and passion for watercolor shows in his bold and confident approach.

Awards Juror: Antonio Masi AWS www.antoniomasi.com
Antonio Masi is a watercolorist, but his paintings do not look like
watercolor paintings. Watercolor, being a thin medium, organically allows expression of the most delicate subjects, but Masi has developed a novel way to use watercolor thickly, in the same way that others use oils thickly. It is an approach that produces exceptional results. Masi’s unique use of watercolor allows him to capture each bridge’s mass, power, and delicacy. Antonio Masi is President of the American Watercolor Society and has had feature articles in The Artist’s Magazine, PBS – “Sunday Arts”, NBC-TV “Weekend Today in New York”. Newsday feature in Aug. 20, 08, “Bridgemaster” and in June 2009 a solo exhibition for The New York Centennial Commission of the Queensboro Bridge, and in 2010 a solo show at The Forbes Gallery in New York City, and The New York City Transit Museum in 2012, also at The Salmagundi Club of New York and The New York Times video, Sept. 2014 titled, “Living City: “A Tale of Two Bridges”.
The Judge will award approximately $6,000 in all cash awards.


Additional information:
For help with taking a photo, entering online or any other technical
problems or questions please contact:
Mike Scherfen 732-291-8053 Mike@mikescherfen.com.

ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.


To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. Each application will be reviewed by the Directors, who will exercise their discretion in considering it, and will determine the amount of each award. Applicants should note there is a set amount appropriated for these grants each fiscal year; once this budgetary limit has been reached, the Foundation will not be able to judge any additional requests on their merits.

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No deadline.

Our Artist Residency program assists talented, self-directed and committed artists in the creation of work. The program provides necessary financial support, access to high-end facilities, and proper technical assistance and education. Our hope is to create a transformative experience that enriches the individual artist and the community of PPAC.

Each individual residency will be one month long. Timing is flexible, but the proposed project must occur within the residency term of October 1, 2020 to June 1, 2021.

The month-long residency should be used to advance your artistic practice in a meaningful way. Artists may submit proposals that include the continuation/completion of work already in process or the creation of new work.

DEADLINE: Rolling

Our local artists are the heart and soul of this community. That’s why Herald Publishing, which owns both River Towns Magazine and the Bucks County Herald, is so passionate about supporting local artists and helping to sustain a thriving arts community. It is that same passion that led to the creation of the Art of the River Towns Juried Show and Sale, co-chaired by Pearl and Chuck Mintzer, and the creation of this new online sales gallery. We didn’t want the postponement of the show until October, or what’s happening with our local economy generally to impede our efforts to generate sales for our artists.

In the coming weeks and months, this commitment will be translated into a significant level of marketing and promotional support for the online sales gallery—geared to promote sales of your work. All local artists are welcome to submit work. These are tough times for everyone, including our artists. For this reason, we are inviting all local artists, not just those whose work was selected by our jury for the Art of the River Towns Show, to submit work for sale on our Art of the River Towns Online Sales Gallery.

Learn more and submit your work.

DEADLINE: Ongoing

Administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, state fellowship programs provide funding for individual artists residing in Delaware and New Jersey to encourage and sustain these artists’ pursuit of artistic excellence.

Individual NJ-based artists must apply following the process outlined in the guidelines for New Jersey. At the annual deadline for these programs, a limited number of disciplines are accepted. All applications to these competitive programs are evaluated through a peer panel review process.

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DEADLINE: Vary upon opportunity

The Princeton Area Community Foundation administers a number of special awards to recognize achievement and dedication in our community. The Rebecca Annitto’s Service Opportunities for Students (SOS) Fund Internship Award and our Diana Rochford Memorial Fund Service Award give high school students the chance to have meaningful summer employment at nonprofits.

The Thomas George Artists Fund Award helps support young artists immediately following college graduation, and the Leslie “Bud” Vivian Memorial Fund Award recognizes community members who have spent years making this region a better place to live.
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DEADLINE: Varying upon award